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30 Oct 2006 description

The Agriculture official of Surin Province and a committee on the following up of compensation payment to disaster-affected farmers have paid more than 72 million baht in compensation to over 30, 000 farmers affected by natural disasters in 2004 and 2005.

Pirawat Sangnoi , Surin's Agriculture official, revealed that the province has compensated the farmers whose agricultural areas were damaged by natural disasters in 2004 and 2005. 37,754 farmers from 5 districts namely Muang, Tha Toom , Rattanaburi , Sanom , and Sikhoraphum .

03 Jan 2006 description

WASHINGTON, DC - In response to the damage associated with severe flooding in southern Thailand, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided $50,000 to the Thai Red Cross for the purchase and distribution of emergency relief supplies, including blankets, food, and water.

Unusually heavy and continuous rainfall since early December has caused severe flooding in the southern Thailand provinces of Songkhla, Nakhonsithammarat, Pattani, Narathiwat, Phatthalung, Trang, Yala, and Satun.

27 Dec 2005 description

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23 Dec 2005 description
report Thai Red Cross

The Thai Red Cross has been providing relief items to the southern provinces of Thailand which are suffering heavy flooding. On 20 December 2005, Mr. Phan Wannamethee, Secretary General of the Thai Red Cross society and Lt. Gen. Amnat Barlee, M.D, Director of Relief and Community Health Bureau as well as members of Provincial Red Cross Chapters visited flood victims in Songkhla and Phatthalung Provinces.

22 Dec 2005 description
report Mail and Guardian

Spawned by unrelenting rains, some of the most severe floods in decades have killed at least 130 people in peninsular South-East Asia, according to the latest reports on Thursday.

Three weeks of flooding in southern Thailand have left 52 people dead and thousands stranded without provisions in remote areas, while 69 people have perished in central Vietnam, some of them in landslides.

21 Dec 2005 description

Dec 21, 2005 -- BANGKOK (Reuters) - Widespread floods have killed 19 people in southern Thailand in the past week, raising to 35 the death toll in the region's worst floods in nearly 30 years, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

Relief agencies rushed food, clothes and blankets to 9 provinces, including three bordering Malaysia, where more than 700,000 people have been affected, the ministry said.

In Malaysia, six people have died in Kelantan state, the worst affected of four northern states hit by floods since Friday, the government said.

About 30,000 people were …

21 Dec 2005 description
report Xinhua

BANGKOK, Dec 21, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Emergency government funding is being sought for the rehabilitation of schools damaged by widespread flooding in south Thailand, Thai Education Minister Chaturon Chaisaeng said.

20 Dec 2005 description
report Xinhua

BANGKOK, Dec 20, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Financial assistance and necessary supplies have been sent to Thailand's flood-stricken southern provinces to help local people cope with flash flood caused by heavy downpour over the past several weeks.

The Interior Ministry has allocated special budget for flood alleviation and relief operations in flood-wrecked provinces, Interior Minister Air Chief Marshal Kongsak Wanthana was quoted by Thai News Agency as saying on Tuesday while inspecting affected region.

The king of Thailand has sent 3,000 packs of necessary supplies to assist …

20 Dec 2005 description

Weeks of heavy rains in parts of Southeast Asia have left more than 70 people dead.
In central Vietnam, at least 45 people have been killed since early December in floods sparked by torrential rains.

Officials say tens of thousands of hectares of rice fields have been destroyed and hundreds of houses have collapsed.

19 Dec 2005 description
report Xinhua

BANGKOK, Dec 19, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Thailand's southern commercial hub Hat Yai of Songkhla Province has plunged into a state of turmoil as rapidly rising floodwater stalled all business and residents scrambled for assistance. Leading authorities have declared Hat Yai as a disaster-zone.

14 Dec 2005 description
report Xinhua

BANGKOK, Dec 14, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Schools in Thai southern province of Pattani are still closed by flood on Wednesday and more than 600 farm families living in the Surat Thani lowlands have fled to higher ground.

Thai Meteorological Department has warned the residents of the far South near the Gulf of Thailand of possible flooding from heavy rains until Friday.

According to local newspapers Wednesday, water has reached 30- 180 centimeters deep in several districts near the Tapi river and low areas in Surat Thani.

More than 600 families had to flee their homes and 8 …

12 Dec 2005 description
report Xinhua

BANGKOK, Dec. 12 (Xinhuanet) -- About 7,000 of 30,000 flood victims in Thailand's southernmost Yala province have contracted flood-related diseases after it was hit by flash flooding, local press reported Tuesday.

Among 30,000 people in five districts affected by the flood, 7,000 fell ill. Of them 2,056 suffered from colds, 1,220 had headaches, 1,130 had rashes, 826 had athlete's foot, 781 had minor wounds, and more than 200 others had pink eye or conjunctivitis.